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November 1982

Botryomycosis in Pierced Ears

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatopathology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Harvard Medical School, Boston (Dr Olmstead); and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Boston (Dr Finn). Dr Olmstead is now with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(11):925-927. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650230053028

† Cutaneous botryomycosis is a chronic, granulomatous, bacterial infection in which grains are produced. Botryomycosis developed in the keloids of the pierced ears of our patient after treatment of the keloids with intralesional corticosteroids. Excision of the lesions resulted in complete cure.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118;925-927)

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